Back up camera?

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by John P. Ferry, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. John P. Ferry

    John P. Ferry Member


    I'm curious about what we see in the screen on dash when in reverse. I personally think the clarity and colors suck. I mean you can see them but their nothing like on other vehicles. My wife's Subarus back up camera shows a far clearer and more definitive picture to help backing up! Is there a way to improve the view using the back up screen vision on the Tacoma. I've heard guys say the dealer say it fine, normal or nothing wrong with it?

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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Clean the lens?
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  4. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Me. John I would do what OR said I haven’t looked up like the resolution on the camera. Mine seems to be clear but our 4 runner doesn’t have one to compare to my Tacoma.
  5. OP
    John P. Ferry

    John P. Ferry Member

    I'll check the lens again but I cleaned it couple times, I don't see much difference. I think its the colors on the Subaru are much deeper in color, thye stand out so much its really easy to see everything I fine the colors on the Tacoma are more muted. This and the fact the windshield wiper control doesn't have an intermittent level it with slow or fats and a mist you can hit when its gets enough to annoy you. It's amazing. they put every other technical item on there but the damn wiper speed you really need. Oh well getting use to the key entry system on the SR, but would have been better to have locks on both sides of the truck. Now if I come out of the store and want but something on the passenger side I've got to walk around to the drivers side to unlock the passengers side, not a biggie if its not pouring out!
  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    SR’s :( I’m sure you can get a SR5+ wiper assembly to have intermittent should be plug and play. TRD’s have auto locks. You can get an aftermarket alarm for the doors.
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  7. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Go to: Apps, Setup, Display and then choose camera or display and adjust as desired.
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    Also, clean the lens like @OR17TRD said.

    The no intermittent wipers are a turd. I’ve had 4 Tacomas without it. You get used to it but it’s annoying. I’d throw an SR5 switch on there too.

    I’d also put a lock/unlock on there with a fob. Easy and cheap installs. And totally worth it.
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  8. tacoinmyfuture

    tacoinmyfuture Well-Known Member

    I learned something new today!
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  9. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Great write-up! Thanks Bogunn
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  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    No problem buddy
  11. John dev

    John dev Well-Known Member

    Hahahaha thanx a lot bud
    I tried it on right away it works
    Now it just like .y old 09 tacoma
    If not better
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  12. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Good. Glad it worked for ya.
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  13. Scuzzy

    Scuzzy Well-Known Member

    Be happy your backup camera is not in the
  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I couldn’t do the pre in dash display after having them. Haha
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  15. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Yeah that's how mine was.. Now I have mirror and head unit camera. MUCH better..
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  16. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    This is the first vehicle I've had with backup cam. It's awesome for hooking up trailers which I do pretty often..
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  17. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

  18. Scuzzy

    Scuzzy Well-Known Member

    Me too. But that iPad mount is starting to appeal to me, if I can figure out the camera set up...maybe a winter project...
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    DEERTAY Well-Known Member

    What is this back up camera everyone is talking about lol
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